Drafting Design - Certificate Program
Design your future! Take the first step toward a successful career as a professional designer and draftsperson with an EFSC Drafting Design Certificate.
In just two semesters, you'll develop essential skills in computer-aided drafting (CAD) software, which can be used to engineer and design mechanical, architectural, structural, or civil elements for various construction or manufacturing projects.
This certificate is part of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design A.S. degree program, allowing credits to count toward your associate degree, should you choose to pursue it. Start building your drafting, design, and engineering skills today!
Drafting Design Certificate - Course Curriculum
Over the course of two terms and six classes, you'll gain a fundamental understanding of how to use CAD and design programs professionally.
You'll receive practical training that focuses on developing proficiency in the tools and platforms required by the modern industry. The second term of the course builds on the foundational knowledge and skills gained in the first term.
Drafting Design - Certificate Program
Drafting Design Certificate - Admissions Information
To apply for the Drafting Design Certificate, you should follow the general admissions process at EFSC. The program offers rolling admissions, allowing you to apply and start classes in any term. With no general education requirements and no placement testing, you can begin your journey toward the 22-credit certificate smoothly.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you qualify for Florida resident tuition rates, you can earn a Drafting Design Certificate at Eastern Florida for approximately $2,288. Keep in mind that this amount does not cover additional expenses like course materials and lab fees. The program is eligible for Federal financial aid, so we recommended you apply, as many students qualify for grants and scholarships. Taking advantage of these opportunities can help to lower your out-of-pocket costs.
College Courses You Would Take
You can take the Drafting Design Certificate courses in person at two EFSC campuses in Brevard County: Cocoa and Melbourne. To take certain courses for this certificate, you'll need either previous drafting experience or permission from an instructor, so make sure you meet the requirements before enrolling.
EFSC's Drafting Design program stands out as one of the few in the state that provides comprehensive training in civil drafting and also offers the opportunity to study GIS (Geographical Information Systems), which is related to the field.
Here are a few of the classes you'll take to complete this certificate:
Explores managing files in current computer operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.
Demonstrates skills for interpreting engineering and technical drawings from different fields, and explores how to extrapolate 2D data into 3D models.
Tackles Civil Engineering projects including laying out property lines, creating contoured maps, developing roadway alignments and profiles, and creating cut/fill diagrams.
Covers paper space, customizing a UI, plotting and Internet, using blocks, assembly drawings, and attributes and external references, plus raster vs. vector format.
Why Study Drafting Design at EFSC?
Ready to Switch Professions?
If you're considering a career change, earning a Drafting Design Certificate from Eastern Florida can be a fantastic first step. This certificate program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in drafting positions using software like AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Civil 3D, and the Microsoft Office Suite. It's a great way to gain or update your expertise in these current software releases.
By completing this certificate, you'll be well-prepared for a drafting role, allowing you to enter the workforce and start gaining valuable experience and earning income. The program can be completed in as few as two terms and requires a minimal financial investment. Many of the classes will also involve final projects, where you can showcase your creativity by designing and documenting your own ideas, helping build your portfolio.
The Option to Pursue a College Degree or Build a Career
If you're eager to jump-start your career, this CCC also counts toward the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design A.S. degree program at Eastern Florida. This means that while you're working toward your associate degree, you'll also earn a valuable certificate that can help you secure a position as a drafter in the thriving technical market.
Florida's Space Coast provides a unique opportunity, as the engineering industry in this area is stable and robust. Many graduates of the program find employment with renowned companies like Northrup Grumman, Embraer Aerospace, L3Harris, Blue Origin, BRPH Architects, Seadek Marine, and Bowman Consulting. By completing this certificate program, you'll position yourself for success and open doors to exciting career opportunities in the engineering, drafting, and design fields.
Related Associate and Certificate Programs
If you have questions about how the Drafting Design Certificate program can build toward the related associate degree, or want to know more about any related program, reach out to an EFSC academic advisor.